So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. season 7)

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So You Think You Can Dance (U.S.)
Season 7
Broadcast from May 27, 2010 – August 12, 2010
Judges Nigel Lythgoe
Mia Michaels
Adam Shankman
Host(s) Cat Deeley
Broadcaster Fox Broadcasting Company
Winner:
Lauren Froderman
Origin Phoenix, Arizona
Genre(s) Contemporary
Runner-up
Kent Boyd - Contemporary dancer
Chronology
2010

So You Think You Can Dance is a United States television reality program and dance competition airing on the Fox Broadcasting Company network. Season seven premiered on May 27, 2010. In the August 12 finale, contemporary/jazz dancer Lauren Froderman was named "America's Favorite Dancer" and received the grand prize of $250,000, as well as an appearance on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and in print advertising for Gatorade.[1] Contemporary dancers Kent Boyd and Robert Roldan were named runner-up and third place finisher, respectively.

Judging panel[edit]

Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman returned as permanent judges and Cat Deeley returned to host. Mary Murphy stepped down from her judging position, but guest judged during Las Vegas week and made an appearance at the finale.[2] Mia Michaels became the third permanent judge for this season.[3] During the auditions, various guest judges joined Lythgoe, including Shankman and Michaels along with others. This is Michaels' first and only season of being a permanent judge. It was announced in early 2011 that Mary Murphy would return as a permanent judge for season 8.[4] Michaels left because she felt she didn't fit well on the panel and wanted to do her own work without being linked to the show.[5]

Auditions[edit]

Open auditions[edit]

[6]

Audition City Date Guest judges
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami January 18, 2010 Sonya Tayeh, Jason Gilkison
Paradise Theater The Bronx, New York City January 25, 2010 Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas March 10, 2010 Tyce Diorio, Toni Redpath
Acuff Theatre Nashville March 14, 2010 Adam Shankman, Joey Dowling
Cadillac Palace Theatre Chicago March 18, 2010 Adam Shankman, Stacey Tookey
Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles March 26, 2010 Adam Shankman, Hi-Hat

Las Vegas week[edit]

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Toni Redpath, Lil' C, Tyce Diorio Day 1 kicks off with individual solos, Day 2 is hip-hop, Day 3 is cha-cha, Day 4 is broadway, Day 5 is group routines, Day 6 is Contemporary, and the final day is individual solos.

The Las Vegas callbacks were held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Task/style Music Choreographer(s)
Individual Solo Music Chosen by Contestant The contestants
Hip-Hop "OMG"—Usher ft. will.i.am Tabitha D'umo
Cha-cha-cha "Just Dance"—Lady Gaga Toni Redpath
Broadway "Charleston" from Billion Dollar Baby Tyce Diorio
Group routines Picked out of a hat The dancers
Contemporary "A Beautiful Mess"—Jason Mraz Travis Wall
Individual solo Music chosen by contestant The dancer

Finals[edit]

Format changes[edit]

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has stated numerous format changes for this season.[2][7][8] Instead of naming a top 20 to compete in the finals, the show planned on selecting a top 10, and ended up accepting an extra dancer to create a top 11. The contestants were informed of their inclusion in the finals by the judges either traveling to each dancer's home or personally telephoning them to reveal their fate. This is in contrast to previous seasons where the contestants walked down a long corridor to face the judging panel.

Rather than partnering up the contestants with each other and eliminating two every week, partners were chosen at random each week from a pool of All-Stars and they'll be voted as individuals every week, which was composed of top dancers that have appeared in previous seasons of the show. The competitors performed in their All-Star partners' specialized styles, and one dancer was eliminated every week. Only three contestants were featured in the finale, as opposed to the usual four.

On June 16, 2010—the first performance show—host Cat Deeley revealed that the phone numbers viewers needed to dial to vote for their favorite contestant(s) were changed to 1-888-6BEST## from the usual 1-866-TEMPO##, ## being the numerical order of the contestant. This year also marks the first season in which, just like the results shows in all seasons prior, the performance shows were aired live, as opposed to being taped earlier in the week. This is also the first season to be broadcast in high-definition video.

Top 11 finalists[edit]

Male contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Kent Boyd 19 Botkins, Ohio Contemporary August 12, 2010 Runner-Up
Robert Roldan 20 Thousand Oaks, California Contemporary August 12, 2010 Third
AdéChiké Torbert 23 Brooklyn, New York Contemporary August 5, 2010 Fourth
Jose Ruiz 21 Pembroke Pines, Florida Breakdance July 29, 2010 Fifth
Billy Bell 20 Loxahatchee, Florida Contemporary Sixth
Alex Wong 23 Vancouver, British Columbia Ballet July 8, 2010 (Injured) Eighth

Female contestants[edit]

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Lauren Froderman 19 Phoenix, Arizona Contemporary Won Winner
Ashley Galvan 20 Thousand Oaks, California Lyrical Jazz July 15, 2010 (Injured) Seventh
Melinda Sullivan 22 Jericho, New York Tap July 1, 2010 Ninth
Cristina Santana 24 San Diego, California Salsa June 24, 2010 Tenth
Alexie Agdeppa 26 Rowland Heights, California Contemporary June 17, 2010 Eleventh

Elimination chart[edit]

Legend
Female Male Bottom 3 contestants Bottom 2 contestants Injury
Result show date: 6/17 6/24 7/1 7/8 7/15 7/22 7/29 8/5 8/12
Contestant Results
Lauren Froderman Btm 3 Winner
Kent Boyd Runner Up
Robert Roldan Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 3rd place
AdéChiké Torbert Elim
Jose Ruiz Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
Billy Bell Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 2 Injury
Ashley Galvan Btm 2 Injury
Alex Wong Injury
Melinda Sullivan Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
Cristina Santana Btm 3 Elim
Alexie Agdeppa Elim

Performance shows[edit]

The dancers that are marked in bold are contestants.

Meet the Top 11 (June 10, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
All dancers Jazz "Fame"—David Bowie Wade Robson
Kent Boyd
Lauren Froderman

Mark Kanemura
Kathryn McCormick
Jazz "Paris is Burning"—St. Vincent Travis Wall
Alexie Agdeppa
Lauren Gottlieb
Allison Holker
Melinda Sullivan
Broadway "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" from Sweet Charity Tyce Diorio
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Comfort Fedoke
Jose Ruiz
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-Hop "Din Daa Daa" (District 78 mix)—George Kranz Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Anya Garnis
Pasha Kovalev
Cristina Santana
Samba "Work" (Freemason remix)—Kelly Rowland Jason Gilkison
Billy Bell
Ade Obayami
Alex Wong
Contemporary "This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight"—Max Richter and Dinah Washington Mia Michaels
Courtney Galiano
Ashley Galvan
Neil Haskell
Robert Roldan
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz "Freak"—Estelle feat. Kardinal Offishall Sonya Tayeh

Week 1 (June 16, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Billy Bell
Lauren Gottlieb
Broadway "Footloose"—Kenny Loggins Tyce Diorio Safe
Mark Kanemura
Cristina Santana
Jazz "Starstruck"—Santigold Sonya Tayeh Bottom 3
Comfort Fedoke
Jose Ruiz
Hip-Hop "Beautiful Monster"—Ne-Yo Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Safe
Kathryn McCormick
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz "Addicted to Love"—Florence and the Machine Travis Wall Safe
Pasha Kovalev
Melinda Sullivan
Jive "L-O-V-E"—VV Brown Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Bottom 3
Allison Holker
Alex Wong
Contemporary "Hallelujah"—Jeff Buckley Sonya Tayeh Safe
Alexie Agdeppa
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Hip-Hop "Butterfly"—Jason Mraz Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
Ade Obayomi
Pop-Jazz "Oh Yeah"—Yello Mandy Moore Safe
Kent Boyd
Anya Garnis
Cha-cha-cha "Lady Marmalade"—Diva Invasion Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Ashley Galvan
Neil Haskell
Contemporary "For All We Know"—Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Tyce Diorio Safe
Courtney Galiano
Robert Roldan
African Jazz "Norweg" from Saltimbanco Sean Cheesman Safe

Week 2 (June 23, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Pasha Kovalev
Cristina Santana
Paso Doble "Ira Deorum/Sanctus"—James Dooley Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Eliminated
Allison Holker
AdéChiké Torbert
Contemporary "Listen to Your Heart" (Edmee's Unplugged Vocal Edit)—DHT Mandy Moore Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
Alex Wong
Broadway "Summertime"—Sylvester Tyce Diorio Safe
Ashley Galvan
Mark Kanemura
Lyrical Jazz "Wonderful"—Annie Lennox Travis Wall Safe
Billy Bell
Comfort Fedoke
Krumping "So U Think U Can Krump"—Tha J-Squad Lil' C Safe
Anya Garnis
Robert Roldan
Argentine Tango "Libertango"—Bond Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Bottom 3
Ade Obayomi
Melinda Sullivan
Contemporary "Squander"—Skunk Anansie Stacey Tookey Bottom 3
Kathryn McCormick
Jose Ruiz
Bollywood "Marjaani Marjaani Kasama" from Billu Nakul Dev Mahajan Safe
Lauren Froderman
Dominic Sandoval
Lyrical hip-hop "If I Were a Boy"—Beyoncé Knowles Tessandra Chavez Safe
Kent Boyd
Courtney Galiano
Jazz "Amy Amy Amy"—Amy Winehouse Tyce Diorio Safe

Week 3 (June 30, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
Lauren Gottlieb
AdéChiké Torbert
Hip-hop "Hot-N-Fun"—N.E.R.D ft. Nelly Furtado Dave Scott Safe
Ashley Galvan
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary "Cosmic Love"—Florence and the Machine Dee Caspary Safe
Courtney Galiano
Robert Roldan
Jazz "XXXO"—M.I.A. Sonya Tayeh Bottom 3
Pasha Kovalev
Melinda Sullivan
Salsa "Magdalena, Mi Amor" (Quimara)—D.L.G. Fabian Sanchez Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
Neil Haskell
Broadway "Let Me Entertain You"—Debbie Gibson Joey Dowling Safe
Billy Bell
Kathryn McCormick
Contemporary "Jar of Hearts"—Christina Perri Stacey Tookey Bottom 3
Anya Garnis
Jose Ruiz
Samba "Long Time"—Shakira Dmitry Chaplin Safe
Kent Boyd
Allison Holker
Jazz "Heartburn"—Alicia Keys Mandy Moore Safe
Alex Wong
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Hip-hop "Outta Your Mind" (District 78 mix)—Lil Jon and LMFAO Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Safe
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Billy Bell Jazz "Something Bigger, Something Better"—Amanda Blank Bottom 3
Jose Ruiz Breaking "Super Bad"—James Brown Safe
Kent Boyd Contemporary "Down" (Candlelight Remix)—Jay Sean Safe
Alex Wong Ballet "Rule the Planet" from Planet of the Apes Safe
Ashley Galvan Jazz "Royal T"—Crookers feat. Róisín Murphy Safe
Robert Roldan Contemporary "Hold You in My Arms"—Ray LaMontagne Bottom 3
Melinda Sullivan Tap "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"—Alicia Keys Eliminated
AdéChiké Torbert Contemporary "Ruthless Gravity"—Craig Armstrong Safe
Lauren Froderman Contemporary "Unchained Melody"—Cyndi Lauper Safe

Week 4 (July 7, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Cha-cha-cha "Telephone"—Lady Gaga and Beyoncé Knowles Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
Jose Ruiz
Contemporary "Never Tear Us Apart"—INXS Mandy Moore Safe
Kent Boyd
Comfort Fedoke
Hip-hop "You're Not My Girl"—Ryan Leslie Dave Scott Safe
Courtney Galiano
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" (Rae & Christian Remix)—Dinah Washington Mandy Moore Safe
Billy Bell
Katee Shean1
Broadway "Macavity: The Mystery Cat" from Cats Spencer Liff Bottom 3
Ashley Galvan
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-hop "How Low"—Ludacris Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Bottom 3
Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
Jazz "Sinking Feeling"—Róisín Murphy Sean Cheesman Safe
Marla2
AdéChiké Torbert
Bollywood "Mourya Re" from Don: The Chase Begins Again Nakul Dev Mahajan Alex Wong (Injured) Withdrew
Kent Boyd
Lauren Froderman
Contemporary "Collide" (Acoustic version)—Howie Day Travis Wall Safe
Ashley Galvan
Robert Roldan
Quickstep "Man with the Hex"—Atomic Fireballs Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Galvan Bottom 3
Billy Bell
Jose Ruiz
African Jazz "The Hunt"—Mickey Hart Sean Cheesman Bell Bottom 3
  • ^1 Shean was asked to step in due to an injury sustained by Allison Holker.
  • ^2 Marla, the assistant choreographer, was asked to step in due to contestant Alex Wong sustaining an injury during rehearsal that would force his withdrawal from the competition.
  • Alex would have done the foxtrot with Anya, but due to his injury, it was cancelled.

Week 5 (July 14, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Lauren Froderman
Mark Kanemura
Tahitian "Jungle"—Last Voices Tiana Liufau Safe
Anya Garnis
AdéChiké Torbert
Salsa "Oyelo Que Te Conviene"—Eddie Palmieri Liz Lira
Danny Davalos
Safe
Courtney Galiano
Jose Ruiz
Broadway "Mister Cellophane" from Chicago Joey Dowling Bottom 3
Allison Holker
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "Fix You"—Coldplay Travis Wall Safe
Billy Bell
Anya Garnis
Jive "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"—Meat Loaf Louis van Amstel Bottom 3
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Broadway "Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, MO" from Damn Yankees Tyce Diorio Safe
Billy Bell
Lauren Froderman
Jazz "Boogie Shoes"—KC & the Sunshine Band Mandy Moore Bell Bottom 3
Jose Ruiz
Dominic Sandoval
B-boying "Battle for the Beat"—District 78 Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Bottom 3
Kent Boyd
AdéChiké Torbert
Contemporary "You Only Disappear"—Tom McRae Dee Caspary Both Safe
Robert Roldan
Kathryn McCormick6
Disco "Instant Replay"—Dan Hartman Doriana Sanchez Safe
  • Ashley was supposed to do rumba with Pasha, but due to her injury, it was cancelled.

Week 6 (July 21, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Lauren Froderman
Hip-hop "My Chick Bad"—Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Safe
Allison Holker
Jose Ruiz
Contemporary Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind theme—Jon Brion Sonya Tayeh Bottom 3
Lauren Gottlieb
Robert Roldan
Jazz "Wasted Time"—My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult Tyce Diorio Bottom 3
Kent Boyd
Kathryn McCormick
Jazz "Tightrope"—Janelle Monae Sonya Tayeh Safe
Comfort Fedoke
AdéChiké Torbert
Lyrical Hip-hop "Fallin'"—Alicia Keys Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Safe
Lauren Froderman
Robert Roldan
Samba "Drummer Boy" (SYTYCD Remix)—Debi Nova Dmitry Chaplin Roldan Bottom 3
Jose Ruiz
AdéChiké Torbert
Paso Doble "The Arrival/Rampage/Continued Existence"—James Dooley Dmitry Chaplin Ruiz Bottom 3
Kent Boyd
Stephen "Twitch" Boss9
Stepping "Pro Nails" (Rusko remix)—Kid Sister Chuck Maldonado Safe
  • Billy was to be partnered with Courtney, unfortunately, the routine was cancelled due to his injury. He was still able to perform the following week.
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
AdéChiké Torbert Contemporary "This Woman's Work"—Maxwell Safe
Robert Roldan Contemporary "Parachutes"—Trevor Hall Bottom 3
Lauren Froderman Contemporary "The Waves"—Elisa Safe
Jose Ruiz Breakdancing "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose"—James Brown Bottom 3
Kent Boyd Contemporary "End of the Road" (A capella)—Boyz II Men Safe

Week 7 (July 28, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Kent Boyd
Anya Garnis
Cha-cha-cha "My First Kiss"—3OH!3 ft. Ke$ha Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Safe
Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "Heaven is a Place on Earth"—Katie Thompson Stacey Tookey Safe
Courtney Galiano
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz "Manteca"—Dizzy Gillespie Tyce Diorio Safe
Comfort Fedoke
Jose Ruiz
Hip-hop "Try a Little Tenderness"—Otis Redding Marty Kudelka
Dana Wilson
Ruiz Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
Allison Holker
Broadway "Who's Got the Pain?" from Damn Yankees Tyce Diorio Bottom 3
Billy Bell
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary "Mad World" (Alternate Version)—Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules Stacey Tookey Bell Eliminated
Kent Boyd
Jose Ruiz
Broadway "From This Moment On" from Kiss Me, Kate Spencer Liff Ruiz Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
AdéChiké Torbert
Foxtrot "Fever"—Beyoncé Knowles Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Froderman Bottom 3
Billy Bell
Robert Roldan
Bollywood "Ganesh" from Bombay Dreams Nakul Dev Mahajan Bell Eliminated
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Jose Ruiz B-boying "Giant Squid"—RJD2 Eliminated
Lauren Froderman Contemporary "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"—Aretha Franklin Bottom 3
Billy Bell Contemporary "Lights Go Down"—Telepathe Eliminated
Kent Boyd Contemporary "A Song For You"—Elliot Yamin Safe
Robert Roldan Contemporary "A Beautiful Mess" (A Raining Jane sessions)—Jason Mraz Safe
AdéChiké Torbert Contemporary "Pretty Wings"—Maxwell Safe

Week 8 (August 4, 2010)[edit]

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Argentine Tango "Oblivion"—Ástor Piazzolla Miriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
AdéChiké Torbert
African Jazz "The Path"—Ralph MacDonald Sean Cheesman Eliminated
Robert Roldan
Anya Garnis
Viennese Waltz "Lost"—Anouk Jonathan Roberts Bottom 2
Kent Boyd
Courtney Galiano
Disco "When Love Takes Over"—Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta Doriana Sanchez Safe
Lauren Froderman
Ade Obayomi
Commercial Jazz "Hide U" (John Creamer and Stephane K Remix)—Kosheen Sean Cheesman Safe
Kathryn McCormick
AdéChiké Torbert
Contemporary "Fearless Love"—Melissa Etheridge Dwight Rhoden
Desmond Richardson
Eliminated
Robert Roldan
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-hop "Scars"—Basement Jaxx feat. Kelis, Meleka and Chipmunk Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Bottom 2
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Contemporary "How It Ends"—DeVotchKa Travis Wall Safe

Week 9 (August 11, 2010)[edit]

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Kent Boyd
Lauren Gottlieb
Bollywood "Om Mangalam" from Kambakkht Ishq Nakul Dev Mahajan
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Lauren Froderman
Hip-hop "Power"—Kanye West Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo
Mark Kanemura
Robert Roldan
Jazz "Whip It"—Devo Tyce Diorio
Lauren Froderman
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "That Home"—The Cinematic Orchestra Dee Caspary
Kent Boyd
Lauren Froderman
Jazz "Hip to Be Square"—Huey Lewis and the News Mandy Moore
Kent Boyd
Allison Holker
Contemporary "Sundrenched World" (Live Session)—Joshua Radin Stacey Tookey
Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
Broadway "Cool" from West Side Story Spencer Liff
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Cha-cha-cha "Not Myself Tonight"—Christina Aguilera Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Kent Boyd
Robert Roldan
Malevos "The Chosen/Drum Addict"—Taylor Long Miriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
  • Solos:
Dancer Style Music
Kent Boyd Contemporary "The Finish Line"—Train
Robert Roldan Contemporary "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"—The Postal Service
Lauren Froderman Contemporary "I'm Going Down"—Mary J. Blige

Result shows[edit]

Results show musical performances[edit]

Week Performer(s) Title Performance type
Week 1 Usher "OMG" pre-recorded performance
Justin Bieber feat. Usher "Somebody to Love" music video premiere
Week 2 Debi Nova "Drummer Boy" live performance
Week 3 Ne-Yo "Beautiful Monster" pre-recorded performance
Week 4 Natasha Bedingfield "Touch" live performance
Week 5 Christina Perri "Jar of Hearts" pre-recorded performance
Week 6 Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull "I Like It pre-recorded performance
Week 7 Christian TV "When She Turns 18" live performance
Allison Iraheta feat. Orianthi "Don't Waste the Pretty" pre-recorded performance
Week 8 Janelle Monáe "Tightrope" live performance
Flo Rida "Club Can't Handle Me" live performance
Finale Black Gold "Shine" live performance

Week 1 (June 17, 2010)[edit]

  • Group dance: Top 11: "Acapella"—Kelis (Jazz; Choreographer: Tessandra Chavez)
  • Guest dancer(s): Keith Roberts and Karine Plantadit
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Melinda Sullivan Tap "I Got the Feelin'"—James Brown Safe
Alexie Agdeppa Jazz "I've Been Loving You Too Long"—Otis Redding Eliminated
Cristina Santana Salsa "La Guarachera"—Celia Cruz and Tito Puente Safe

Week 2 (June 24, 2010)[edit]

Dancer Style Music Result
Cristina Santana Salsa "Quimbara"—Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco Eliminated
Melinda Sullivan Tap "Heels"—Q-Tip Safe
Robert Roldan Contemporary "Everywhere I Go"—Lissie Safe

Week 3 (July 1, 2010)[edit]

Dancer Style Music Result
Billy Bell Contemporary "Fly"—Ludovico Einaudi Safe
Robert Roldan Jazz "Hater"—Various Production Safe
Melinda Sullivan Tap None3 Eliminated

^3 Sullivan chose to dance a cappella.

Week 4 (July 8, 2010)[edit]

  • Group dance: "When We Dance"—Sting (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mia Michaels)
  • Guest dancer(s):
    • Touring cast of In the Heights: "96,000" from In the Heights (Choreographer: Andy Blankenbuehler)
    • All-Stars Pasha & Anya - Cha-Cha from Season 3 Auditions; Song: "Magic Carpet Ride"—Mighty Dub Katz
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Alex Wong N/A5 Withdrew
Billy Bell Contemporary "To Build a Home"—The Cinematic Orchestra Safe
Ashley Galvan Contemporary "Lost" (Acoustic version)—Anouk Safe

^4 Wong sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon during rehearsal and was unable to perform during the show on 7/7/2010. He was therefore automatically placed in the bottom 3 and in danger of elimination. Due to the seriousness of the injury, Wong needed surgery and 3 months of recuperation and was forced to leave the competition, causing both Bell and Galvan to be safe to continue into the next week.

Week 5 (July 15, 2010)[edit]

Dancer Style Music Result
Ashley Galvan N/A5 Withdrew
Billy Bell Contemporary "Stand by Me"—Ben E. King Safe
Jose Ruiz Breaking "Chicken Bone Circuit"—RJD2 Safe

^5 Galvan sustained an injury to a rib on Monday July 12, 2010. Unable to perform, she was automatically placed in the bottom 3 for the week.

Week 6 (July 22, 2010)[edit]

Dancer Style Music Result
Billy Bell
N/A
Safe
Robert Roldan Contemporary "Fireflies"—Ron Pope Safe
Jose Ruiz B-boying "It's Just Begun"—Jimmy Castor Bunch Safe

^6 The judges chose not to eliminate anyone, which means that two people are to be eliminated in week seven.

Week 7 (July 29, 2010)[edit]

Dancer Style Music Result
Jose Ruiz B-boying "Hot Music"—Soho Eliminated
Billy Bell Contemporary "Szerencsetlen"—Venetian Snares Eliminated
Lauren Froderman Contemporary Jazz "Let's Get It On"—Marvin Gaye Safe

Week 8 (August 5, 2010)[edit]

Dancer Style Music Result
Lauren Froderman Contemporary "Wasted Time"—Me'Shell Ndegeocello Safe
Kent Boyd Jazz "Dynamite"—Taio Cruz Safe
AdeChike Torbert Contemporary "Sir"—Various Artists Eliminated
Robert Roldan Jazz "Mr. Muscle"—Rusko Bottom 2

Week 9 (Finale) (August 12, 2010)[edit]

  • Group dances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer
Top 11 + All-stars Hip-Hop RA —Nathan Lanier Christopher Scott
Judges' picks[edit]
Dancers Style Music Choreographer Chosen by
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Broadway "Shoeless Joe" from Damn Yankees Tyce DiOrio Kenny Ortega
Billy Bell
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary "Mad World" (Alternate Version)—Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules Stacey Tookey Nigel Lythgoe
Comfort Fedoke
AdéChiké Torbert
Lyrical Hip-hop "Fallin'"—Alicia Keys Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Mia Michaels
Kent Boyd
Anya Garnis
Cha-cha-cha "My First Kiss"—3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha Jean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Cat Deeley
Robert Roldan
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-hop "Scars"—Basement Jaxx feat. Kelis, Meleka and Chipmunk Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Tyce DiOrio
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Argentine Tango "Oblivion"—Ástor Piazzolla Miriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
Nigel Lythgoe
Allison Holker
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "Fix You"—Coldplay Travis Wall Adam Shankman
Jose Ruiz
Dominic Sandoval
Breakdance "Battle for the Beat"—District 78 Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Mary Murphy
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Lauren Froderman
Hip-hop "My Chick Bad"—Ludacris feat. Nicki Minaj Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Adam Shankman
Allison Holker
Alex Wong
Contemporary "Hallelujah"—Jeff Buckley Sonya Tayeh Cat Deeley
Billy Bell
Robert Roldan
Bollywood "Ganesh" from Bombay Dreams Nakul Dev Mahajan Stacey Tookey
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Contemporary "How It Ends"—DeVotchKa Travis Wall Mia Michaels
  • Eliminated
    • Robert Roldan
  • Runner-up
    • Kent Boyd
  • Winner
    • Lauren Froderman

All-Stars Dance Pool[edit]

The All-Stars Dance Pool features some of the best and most popular dancers that have been featured on previous seasons. They acted as partners for the top eleven contestants this season, and rotated every week. Each of the dancers represents one specific style of dance and only danced in that genre with a partner. They did not choreograph any routines but learned them just as the contestants did.

All-Stars, Contestant Partners, and Results
Dancer Season Dance Styles Placement Partner
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Allison Holker
2
Contemporary/Jazz
Top 8
Alex AdéChiké Kent Billy7 Robert Jose Lauren Kent
Anya Garnis
3
Ballroom/Latin
Top 12
Kent Robert Jose Alex AdéChiké Billy Kent Robert
Dominic Sandoval
Hip Hop/Breaking
Top 8
Lauren Ashley Jose Robert
Lauren Gottlieb
Contemporary/Jazz/Hip Hop
Top 6
Billy Alex AdéChiké Jose Robert AdéChiké Kent
Neil Haskell
Contemporary/Jazz
3rd Place
Ashley Lauren Kent Kent
Pasha Kovalev
Ballroom/Latin
Top 6
Melinda Cristina Melinda Lauren Ashley Lauren Lauren
Comfort Fedoke
4
Hip Hop/Krump
Top 8
Jose Billy Kent AdéChiké Jose
Mark Kanemura
Contemporary/Jazz
Top 6
Cristina Ashley Lauren Robert
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Popping/Locking/Krump
Runner-up
Alexie Alex Lauren Kent9 Lauren
Courtney Galiano
Contemporary/Jazz
4th Place
Robert Kent Robert AdéChiké Jose Billy AdéChiké Kent
Ade Obayomi
5
Contemporary/Jazz
Top 6
Lauren Melinda Ashley Billy Lauren
Kathryn McCormick
6
Contemporary/Jazz
3rd Place
AdéChiké Jose Billy Robert Robert8 Kent Robert AdéChiké Robert
  • ^7 Allison had an old back injury flare up so for this dance she was replaced by Season 4's Katee Shean (3rd Place)
  • ^8 McCormick was asked to step in for competing contestant Ashley Galvan, who suffered a rib injury and was unable to compete.
  • ^9 Boss was asked to step in for competing contestant Billy Bell, who suffered a knee injury and did not compete.
     This dancer was eliminated this week.
     This dancer was in the bottom 2 this week
     This dancer was in the bottom 3 this week.
     This dancer did not perform this week due to injury making it the dancer's routine with all-star cancelled.
     Due to a dancer injury, this All-star stepped in to perform with the injured dancer's contestant partner.
     This All-Star did not perform this week and had someone else step in for them.
     This All-Star did not perform this week.
     This dancer won the competition

Tour[edit]

The SYTYCD 2010 Season 7 tour took place in 40 cities across the USA, creating many sold-out shows. It took place from the end of September to the end of November. The dancers from Season 7 for the tour were Lauren Froderman, Kent Boyd, Robert Roldan, AdéChiké Torbert, Billy Bell, Jose Ruiz, and Ashley Galvan. The all-stars for the tour were Allison Holker from Season 2, Dominic Sandoval from Season 3, Courtney Galiano from Season 4, Ade Obayomi from Season 5 and Kathryn McCormick from Season 6. Also featured was the winner of Season 6, Russell Ferguson.

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